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  • Bonner students spend more than 80% of the program engaged in community service, and the effectiveness of this work and experience is mostly related to the strength of the community partnerships.
    Every Bonner Scholar is involved in more than 1,800 hours of community service throughout their undergraduate years;
    Every Bonner Leader is similarly involved in 300 hours of service during any school year or summer, for at least two years, in addition to other service performed outside the Bonner Program.
    Core of the Bonner Program





  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner
  • As your relationships grows, expectations and training can be catered to truly working towards building the capacity of the partner









  • Student View:

    EXPECTATION /EXPLORATION:
    Trying to figure out their passions and interests, what is this program about?
    Getting to know the community
    Example: Tutoring; do they like working with children

    EXPERIENCE:
    Been there a year; received some training and experience tutoring, beginning to help coordinate other volunteers, special service events
    Sense of belonging to the program, the organization, “my kids,” “my site”
    Attend meetings; community partner really views them as reliable,

    EXAMPLE:
    Tutoring, helping manage volunteers, write their own curriculum

    EXPERTISE: Decided to become education major; curriculum-approved by the state, discussing educational policy, attending staff meetings, treated more like a staff member than a volunteer, grant writing


  • Previously discussed, community partnership model.
    Now going into more detail of how we can take our partnerships to the next level.
    How we can move a relationship from the occasional volunteer or regular volunteer to site based teams, collaborative problem solving




























  • Recommendations:
    Have time set aside; build this into program expectations
    Introduce Bonner Program structure; Bonner volunteers can commit to a longer time frame and higher level work
    Introduce the developmental model
    Provide a binder or written materials
    Set out communication expectations
    Talk about appropriate and inappropriate service projects
























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    • 1. The Bonner Program: Partnerships & Placements “Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve” A program of: The Corella & Bertram Bonner Foundation 10 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 924-6663 • (609) 683-4626 fax For more information, please visit our website at www.bonner.org
    • 2. Community Partnerships: Overview • Selecting partner organizations • Types of projects and placements • Calendar for partnership management • Appropriate, meaningful placements • Using BWBRS to manage service www.bonner.org
    • 3. Partnership Model
    • 4. Community Partnerships: Campus Approaches • Clearinghouse • Individual student placements/ internships • Student service clubs or signature/department projects • Site/Issue-Based Teams www.bonner.org
    • 5. Community Partnerships: Bonner Model • Intensive • Multi-year • Reciprocal • Strong agency staff with capacity to host higher level placements www.bonner.org
    • 6. Community Partnerships: Community Partner Perspective • Access to motivated, trained students serving 10 hours/week for multiple years • Multi-level, team- oriented partnership • Serve important role as co-educators www.bonner.org
    • 7. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Expertise Explore www.bonner.org
    • 8. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 9. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 10. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 11. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 12. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 13. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 14. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 15. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 16. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 17. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
    • 18. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example www.bonner.org
    • 19. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 20. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 21. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 22. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 23. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 24. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 25. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 26. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 27. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
    • 28. Community Partnerships: Service Road with Rising Expectations Expertise - specialist Example - site/project coordinator Experience - solid programmatic role (Program Assistant or specific title) Exploration - intentional placements that provide exposure and result in additional commitment www.bonner.org
    • 29. Community Partnerships: Organizing Structure Site- Based Team Program Assistant Intentional Short- Term Placement www.bonner.org
    • 30. Community Partnerships: Campus Examples • Carson-Newman College • The College of New Jersey • Davidson College What has been your program’s approach and strategy to incorporate these models? What steps have been pivotal? www.bonner.org
    • 31. Working Session Review Your Partnerships • Your current partnership approach • Analysis of community partners: ✓ issue areas ✓ level of service positions ✓ capacity www.bonner.org
    • 32. Selecting Partners
    • 33. Issues to Impact: Choosing a Partner Consider their potential for: – student interest in this partner and issue area – hosting multiple long-term volunteers, with increasing responsibility – community-based research – public policy research and engagement – capacity building www.bonner.org
    • 34. Issues to Impact: Community Partner Inventory • 1x / Short-term Projects • Regular Volunteer Placements • Summer/School Year Internships • Site/Issue Based Team (3+ Volunteers) • Capacity Building Support for Partners (i.e., workshops, resource development) • Community-based Research and/or Course-based Projects • PolicyOptions Issue Brief(s) www.bonner.org
    • 35. Calendar
    • 36. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners www.bonner.org
    • 37. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify key partners www.bonner.org
    • 38. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify key partners Preparation - define student roles www.bonner.org
    • 39. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify key partners Preparation - define student roles and training/education requirements www.bonner.org
    • 40. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify key partners Preparation - define student roles and training/education requirements Management - choose student site leader www.bonner.org
    • 41. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners www.bonner.org
    • 42. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements www.bonner.org
    • 43. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits www.bonner.org
    • 44. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits •Walk through Bonner model (Level of Partnerships, etc.) www.bonner.org
    • 45. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits •Walk through Bonner model (Level of Partnerships, etc.) •Confirm Community Partners (select most appropriate for Bonner) www.bonner.org
    • 46. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits •Walk through Bonner model (Level of Partnerships, etc.) •Confirm Community Partners (select most appropriate for Bonner) •Consider using Partner Application/Partner Agreements (MOU) www.bonner.org
    • 47. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits •Walk through Bonner model (Level of Partnerships, etc.) •Confirm Community Partners (select most appropriate for Bonner) •Consider using Partner Application/Partner Agreements (MOU) •Formalize agreements; create Position Descriptions www.bonner.org
    • 48. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners www.bonner.org
    • 49. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions www.bonner.org
    • 50. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation www.bonner.org
    • 51. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model www.bonner.org
    • 52. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model • Clarify expectations & communication www.bonner.org
    • 53. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model • Clarify expectations & communication • Address training needs www.bonner.org
    • 54. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model • Clarify expectations & communication • Address training needs • Refine partner descriptions, position descriptions, & CLAs www.bonner.org
    • 55. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model • Clarify expectations & communication • Address training needs • Refine partner descriptions, position descriptions, & CLAs • Review, submit & activate positions in BWBRS www.bonner.org
    • 56. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners www.bonner.org
    • 57. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator www.bonner.org
    • 58. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator • Define and fill Project/Site Coordinator positions www.bonner.org
    • 59. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator • Define and fill Project/Site Coordinator positions • Engage Partners as Co-educators www.bonner.org
    • 60. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator • Define and fill Project/Site Coordinator positions • Engage Partners as Co-educators • Utilize, manage, and review positions and hour logs in BWBRS www.bonner.org
    • 61. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator • Define and fill Project/Site Coordinator positions • Engage Partners as Co-educators • Utilize, manage, and review positions and hour logs in BWBRS • Conduct term-end Evaluation and Reflection www.bonner.org
    • 62. Community Partnerships: Agenda for Partner Orientation • Introduce Bonner Model/Expectations ★ Intensive (8-10 hrs/week) and multi-year (2-4 years) ★ Developmental model ★ Partners as co-educators • Communicate Reporting Process ★ CLAs, Hour Logs, and Service Accomplishments ★ Calendar — school year and summer ★ Appropriate and inappropriate service projects www.bonner.org
    • 63. Placement process: Working With Students www.bonner.org
    • 64. Placement process: Working With Students Orientation - preparing students • Philosophy of reciprocal community partnerships • Background on local community • Service Road explained www.bonner.org
    • 65. Placement process: Working With Students Orientation - preparing students • Philosophy of reciprocal community partnerships • Background on local community • Service Road explained Preparation - deciding where to serve • Site visits • One-time service projects • Shadowing • Community partner presentations • Volunteer Fair www.bonner.org
    • 66. Placement process: Working With Students Orientation - preparing students • Philosophy of reciprocal community partnerships • Background on local community • Service Road explained Preparation - deciding where to serve • Site visits • One-time service projects • Shadowing • Community partner presentations • Volunteer Fair Management - reporting & reflection • Community Learning Agreement • Hour Logs • Service Accomplishments • Reflection/Evaluation • One-on-One Advising www.bonner.org
    • 67. Working Session Plan steps & dates for: • Identifying & preparing community partners and placements • Orienting and placing students www.bonner.org
    • 68. Community Partnerships: Campus Examples • Carson-Newman College • The College of New Jersey • Davidson College What have you learned are key best practices for partner and placement management? www.bonner.org
    • 69. Using BWBRS
    • 70. Using BWBRS: Administrator & Student Usage Student Member Profiles Enrollment Administrators Prepare BWBRS Partner & Training & Positions Enrichment Service Accomplishments Students Community Report Learning Hour Logs Agreements Activities Reflection & Evaluation www.bonner.org
    • 71. Using BWBRS: Student Reporting Community Learning Agreement (from Position Description) Hour Logs Service Accomplishments Reflection & Evaluation (1 on 1 Advising) www.bonner.org
    • 72. Using BWBRS: Login Accounts name@school.edu www.bonner.org
    • 73. Using BWBRS: Entering Service Positions www.bonner.org
    • 74. Using BWBRS: Entering Service Positions Preparing on BWBRS •Must have title and service descriptions •Only have one entry per position per placement •Make available to all students www.bonner.org
    • 75. Using BWBRS: Entering Service Positions Preparing on BWBRS •Must have title and service descriptions •Only have one entry per position per placement •Make available to all students Importance •Creates online database •Appears on CLA •Communicates AmeriCorps Eligibility www.bonner.org
    • 76. Using BWBRS: Tips — Service Position Descriptions www.bonner.org
    • 77. Using BWBRS: Tips — Service Position Descriptions Description •Develop with partner •Statement about program and statement about the work involved (specific, intended benefits) •Clear and Concise •Auditable* * Consider AmeriCorps Eligibility www.bonner.org
    • 78. Using BWBRS: Tip — Start with Strong Descriptions Multiple Positions at one site (team) suggests levels Descriptive Title Clear statement about program + clear description of roles Issue tags Fundraising (<10% for AmeriCorps overall) www.bonner.org
    • 79. Using BWBRS: Tip — Use Descriptive Position Titles Partner Good Titles! Titles to Avoid: Second Chance Learning After-School Youth Mentor Tutor Center Second Chance Learning Volunteer Coordinator Intern Center Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen Assistant Volunteer Kitchen Elijah’s Promise Soup GED Instructor Tutor Kitchen Hunger Advocate Farmers Against Hunger Public Education Coordinator Hunger Activist Resource Development Office Assistant Habitat for Humanity Coordinator Administrative Assistant New Brunswick Public Outreach Coordinator Library Staff Library www.bonner.org
    • 80. Using BWBRS: Train & Support for Excellent CLAs Starting with a strong position description yields a stronger CLA Additional Details Student creates Primary Objectives, selecting from appropriate drop-down choices www.bonner.org
    • 81. Using BWBRS: Tip — A Good BWBRS Service Description This is a great title! Notice how the Description has three components: 1.Shows the community need 2.Briefly describes mission of the agency 3.Specifically describes the member’s responsibilities www.bonner.org
    • 82. Using BWBRS: Quiz — What Should Be Changed? www.bonner.org
    • 83. Using BWBRS: Answer — What Needed Edits Title: Academic Support-Math Position Description: • What age/demographic is being served? • Should be from the member’s point of view. • What are they going to be doing? • State Non- Profit status. www.bonner.org
    • 84. Training Videos & Screencasts: Bonner Network YouTube Channel www.bonner.org
    • 85. Training Videos & Screencasts: Program Management www.bonner.org
    • 86. Training Videos & Screencasts: Member Management Member Management www.bonner.org
    • 87. Training Videos & Screencasts: BWBRS Tools www.bonner.org
    • 88. Community BWBRS Students Staff Partners Week 1 Submit CLA | Log Hours Sign CLA Approve CLA Week 2 Log Hours Week 3 Log Hours Monitor Status Week 4 Log & Submit Hour Logs Sign Hour Logs Electrically Approve Hour Logs Week 5 Log Hours Troubleshooting Week 6 Log Hours Week 7 Log Hours Monitor Status Week 8 Log & Submit Hour Logs Sign Hour Logs Electrically Approve Hour Logs Week 9 Log Hours Troubleshooting Week 10 Log Hours Week 11 Log Hours Monitor Status Week 12 Log & Submit Hour Logs Sign Hour Logs Electrically Approve Hour Logs Week 13 Log Hours Troubleshooting Week 14 Log Hours Log & Submit final Hours & Sign Hour Logs Electrically Approve Hour Logs Week 15 Service Accomplishments Service Accomplishments Service Accomplishments
    • 89. Working Session Review Your BWBRS • Review student profiles/enrollment status • Review your community partners & positions • Review your training & enrichment profiles • Review your policies for student reporting of CLAs, Hour Logs, and Service Accomplishments • Review your BWBRS training plan www.bonner.org

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